India's state insurer LIC traded down on debut after blockbuster IPO; Temasek-backed e-commerce platform Zilingo fires chief executive Ankiti Bose amid investigations into financial irregularities; Australia's Unisuper and Australian Catholics Superannuation enter agreement to explore merger; and more
NPS head of Americas private equity and global hedge funds team leaves after 11 years; AIA hires director of tactical asset allocation from JP Morgan Asset Management; Manulife appoints chief risk officer for Asia; Bruce Tomlinson leaves Australian Retirement Trust; Franklin Templeton makes senior appointments in Malaysia; Eastspring loses three C-suites; and more.
Australia’s second largest super fund has emphasised its commitment to affordable housing at the same time as a leading campaigner for affordable housing has criticised Korea’s NPS over its property investments.
The massive political and economic upheaval being caused by the Russian aggression may disrupt investor activity in the short term, but industry players say climate change will not fall off the agenda.
Even China is concerned about its Russia exposure; AIA puts on its acquisition hat; SFC fines HSBC Securities Brokers (Asia) HK$6.3 million; HKMA issues bonds; Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) invests $350 million into Indian commercial space; and more ...
The world’s third-largest pension fund awarded the expanded fixed income mandate to BNY Mellon to include services that unravel complex data and improve efficiencies.
While some asset owners in the region are moving ahead strongly with their coal divestment strategies, others are seriously lagging.
Cathay Financial Holdings anticipates that interest rate increases will help boost profits in the coming year; Korea's National Pension Service meets protest from the business community after move to enlarge stewardship role; MAS bans crypto advertising to the general public; Japan's GPIF appoints managers for fund of funds mandate; GIC returns for Checkout.com's Series D funding; and more
Blackstone to acquire GIC’s 49% stake in Dexus Australian Logistics Trust for $1.5 billion; Korea's National Pension Service, working with LaSalle, was the winning bidder for UBS Group AG's London headquarters; Canada's CDPQ to buy minority stake in Hong Kong-based supply chain compliance provider QIMA for $250 million; Softbank's SPAC to merge with Symbotic, an AI supply chain startup; and more.
AIA Myanmar CEO joins Sun Life Vietnam; Active Super appoints Nathan Hagarty to the board; KIC head of real estate departs after two months in role; NPS loses infrastructure and real estate heads; QIC appoints chief executive; Eastspring adds two regional CEOs; Manulife IM makes China fixed income hires; Willis Towers Watson names head of Asia; and more
The world’s third-largest pension fund is planning to put external managers under stricter ESG mandates, underscoring the importance of ESG in asset allocation.
Only 11% of Asia asset owners’ portfolios have been invested in environmental, social and governance assets or ESG-related strategies, says a new report.